Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

All the latest news relevant to the Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Murray Hill areas.

‘Milestone Moment’ for Emerald Trail

‘Milestone Moment’ for Emerald Trail

The City of Jacksonville, Groundwork Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) are celebrating a “major victory” in their commitment to delivering the Emerald Trail to the Jacksonville community. During a press conference on Tuesday, March 19 at the Phoenix Arts and Innovation District in Springfield, representatives from the three entities – Mayor Donna Deegan, […]

Bohemian Benevolence for PlacemakingJax

Bohemian Benevolence for PlacemakingJax

Downtown Vision Inc. brought the opulence of the Belle Époque to Downtown Jacksonville on Friday, Feb. 23 as they hosted their annual #DTJax Gala. Themed “Duval Rouge,” the glittering event blended Duval decadence with 19th century Bohemian Paris to raise funds for PlacemakingJax. PlacemakingJax helps Jaxsons engage underused public spaces by collaboratively creating pop-up and […]

Firehouse Subs Juggernaut Sets Eyes on Cap’s on the Water

Firehouse Subs Juggernaut Sets Eyes on Cap’s on the Water

San Jose resident Stephen Joost is returning to the restaurant industry as he takes over majority ownership of the St. Augustine restaurant Cap’s on the Water. Along with his fellow founding partners, Joost sold their popular sandwich chain Firehouse Subs in 2021. Following that, Joost invested in Yoga Den, a privately-owned yoga brand with 12 […]

New EverBank Branch Brings Convenience for Ortega

New EverBank Branch Brings Convenience for Ortega

The vacant building at 4211 San Juan Avenue, former home to several banking institutions, will soon be home to a new branch of EverBank.  EverBank President of Florida Banking Curt Cunkle said he expects this new branch to open this summer. This is a relocation of its branch at 501 Riverside Ave., where it’s been […]

Fisher Retires, Sells Agency

Fisher Retires, Sells Agency

After a notable and well-respected 35-year career at the helm of Fisher Agency, Mary Fisher has completed the sale of the firm to Erin Gordon, owner of Savvy Partner. Fisher began merging her branding, website and public relations agency with Gordon’s digital marketing agency in 2020; now that it is complete, Fisher will officially retire […]

Spring Start Date for Park Street Enhancements

Spring Start Date for Park Street Enhancements

The Brooklyn community will soon be seeing progress on the long-awaited road enhancements planned in the Park Street Road Diet. Discussions and plans for this project, part of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), stretch back several years. The development team on this project include Prosser, Inc. and Prime AE. According to a summary of the […]

City Raises Contention Over Ethics Bill

City Raises Contention Over Ethics Bill

The Jacksonville Ethics Commission has issued a statement opposing a state bill containing amendments that it says would result in “reducing anti-corruption efforts of all local ethics commission in the State of Florida.” The bill in question – Senate Bill 7014 – was passed on Feb. 1 with amendments added “last minute,” the statement continued, […]

Record-Breaking Crowd for Ortega River Run

Record-Breaking Crowd for Ortega River Run

A record-breaking crowd cheered on nearly 1,700 runners during the 46th Annual W.W. Gay Ortega River Run Feb. 10. The run was anchored at Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s St. Mark’s Campus, whose financial aid efforts were also the beneficiary of the event. Face painting, balloon art, a game truck, sweets, giveaways and more were all […]